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  1. 6 points
    Low pay, bad schedule, sociopathic owners reminding you of their stack of resumes. So no real change at all.
  2. 2 points
    I am sure a lot of folks on here have had similar experiences ..... not because of them but bad moves by customers who absolutely had to get something done...I have had more than my share...pucker factor 10....and most would not try and push pilots again after getting the **** scared out of them!
  3. 2 points
    Some operators will look at this as an opportunity to get people who are desperate for work to move to the sticks, so they don't have to shell out for flights etc
  4. 2 points
    There's currently more helicopters and operators then there is work. The herd is going to get smaller for a while... The banks will do the culling.
  5. 2 points
    ...and slave labour from low timers.
  6. 1 point
    I hear what you are saying. I’m sure most pilots have experienced the pucker factor on several occasions. I know I have for a variety of reasons. With that being said, I don’t recall finding myself in aN extended zero visibility situation in a VFR aircraft. I generally used decision making to avoid zero visibility, turned back or landed first. It often requires being assertive with clients. Low level IFR in a VFR aircraft is a deadly situation. I agree with you, that there is a very good possibility that pressure got him into the situation. It’s not clear whether where the pressure came from. Could be client, could operator, could even be self imposed (Which is quite common). I also understand that Our industry, is unlike most fixed wing. Quite frankly, the pressure to pick up clients in the bush At the end of the day, in subzero environments, with shortened daylight Hours is a reality that can’t be denied (and rarely occurs in other segments of aviation)....although that doesn’t appear to be the case here. its also possible that overconfidence and normalization Of deviance got him into this situation. Something that is also quite common. Maybe he’s been in this situation before without suffering any consequences and received positive feedback. There is just not enough details to know. Regardless, the Aeronautics Act and the law clearly puts the legal responsibility on the Pilot-in-COMMAND to operate safely, ensure weather meets minimums and avoid IMC in a VFR aircraft (not clients). So , legally,, it was “because of him”. An attitude that passes the buck to others, does not install confidence that the pilot is in COMMAND, and is one that is more likely to lead to tragic consequences.
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  8. 1 point
    I have been contract for a number of years. I would almost everytime have an email or letter to make sure the company and you are covered. Never know
  9. 1 point
    True in most provinces. Except quebec and the territories. Nwt has resonable rates. Pay what you think you will make in a time period. BC does it the easy way. And you cant even get it if it is only you.
  10. 1 point
    Thanks for all the help guys. Dust is settled, my company is up and running and doing me well. Year end will tell me how good my accountant is....
  11. 1 point
    How will pilots manage to navigate through the mountains this winter without someone in a ski suit beside them telling them what to do? 💩
  12. 1 point
    Dont foget the theives of northern mountain
  13. 0 points
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/helicopter-operators-economic-hit-pandemic-slow-tourism-fire-season-1.5767843?fbclid=IwAR25lrhqA4dKxRHExney4Qo3yk-Ui3pnKr6rQ75ZLkYocRSaFVfs14_RaEg
  14. 0 points
    All I will say is the pilot was a great human being, father and spouse. R.I.P my friend!! 😔
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